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Wish I Was Here is an attempt to explore feelings of inadequacy suffered by someone who’s never achieved his dreams, made by a man who hit the jackpot.

Zach Braff’s latest is an exercise in phony emoting

July 23rd, 2014

Wish I Was Here is an attempt to explore feelings of inadequacy suffered by someone who’s never achieved his dreams, made by a man who hit the jackpot.

  • Any excuse to hear Keaton perform lounge singer standards is acceptable.

  • Every so often we get a glimpse at the foreign equivalent of a dumb mainstream comedy.

  • There’s a potentially uproarious and insightful movie to be made about the modern era’s war against privacy, but it would require actually dealing with mortification ...

  • Planes: Fire & Rescue is dull, predictable and flat, with decent animation but lifeless characters.

  • If any reviewer ever deserved to have a documentary made about his life, it’s Roger Ebert.

  • And its vampire apocalypse is never really convincing.

  • Two different programs are coming to town, including the resurrected Classic Festival.

  • Even when Haggis seems to acknowledge that he actually has nothing to say, he does so in the most obnoxious, smug way he can.

  • With Halle Berry and Steven Spielberg, this is the TV equivalent of a summer blockbuster.

  • Korean director Bong Joon-ho fought to have his uncut film shown in this country, and his weird, haunting vision remains intact.

  • Great cast, great soundtrack, and the writer/director of Once. We're in.

  • It's an odd mix of humor and drama, and doesn't really work.

  • They did this kind of thing way better 30 years ago.

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